Joey + Rory Feek are releasing their new hymns album Hymns That Are Important to Us on Valentine's Day. This is very likely the couple's last and most meaningful album to date. Joining their voices together one last time, the Feeks offer their heartfelt acoustic renderings of the old traditional hymns of the church.
The new album is now available for pre-sale. Fans can pre-order a deluxe version of the hymn project via the Cracker Barrel's website beginning on Friday, Jan. 15. The Cracker Barrel version of the CD boasts one additional track "When I'm Gone," that is not available on the regular album. Further, the CD package includes never-before-seen photos of Joey and Rory and their family, a magnet, lyrics, excerpts and stories from Rory's blog, and a closer look into the couple's journey creating this album together.
Moreover, if you purchase their new CD, a dollar from each sale of the deluxe edition will go to support the Loeys-Dietz Syndrome Foundation, a nonprofit Joey + Rory chose because the disease affects their daughter's best friend.
Joey + Rory, Hymns That Are Important to Us Track Listing:
1. "Take My Hand, Precious Lord"
2. "I Surrender All"
3. "He Touched Me"
4. "Softly and Tenderly"
5. "Jesus Loves Me"
6. "It Is Well With My Soul"
7. "The Old Rugged Cross"
8. "I Need Thee Every Hour"
9. "How Great Thou Art"
10. "I'll Fly Away"
11. "Jesus Paid It All"
13. "When I'm Gone" (Cracker Barrel exclusive)
Cracker Barrel are excited about the very special partnership. "Joey and Rory have been a part of the Cracker Barrel family for many years, playing at our Home Office and releasing their sixth studio album in our stores in 2014," says Senior Marketing Manager Julie Ulmer. "When they approached us about partnering on this album, we were honored to have the opportunity to support the project and share their music again, while also giving to a charity they care so deeply about."
Joey Feek has been diagnosed with Stage IV cervical cancer and the doctors have confirmed that the cancer has spread. Currently, Joey has stopped treatment and she is currently bed-ridden and close to seeing Jesus. Rory updates us on her health when he writes:"I'd like to tell you that she's doing great and is going to beat this thing. But I can't. Yesterday with tears in her eyes and mine, Joey held my hand and told me that she has been having serious talks with Jesus. She said she told him that if He's ready to take her... she's ready to come home."